Well I pulled the trigger!!! I got my very first sailboat... It is a 1978 Macgregor Venture 21. The boat was well taken care of, the gentleman I purchased it from was only the second owner. The boat has new rigging and sails as of last season and had new bottom paint and keel winch this winter! The trail has some surface rust on it but has been serviced regularly. It is my very first boat I have owned personally and I cant wait to get out on the water. I was between the Catalina 22 and the Macgregor 25 for the longest time. But when I saw this boat come up for sail I thought it would be a perfect option without breaking the bank to make sure this is what my wife and I want to do with our spare time. Every Catalina I looked at in my price range would need either new sails or rigging and new paint, the Macgregor 25 as nice as it would have been to have the extra space I would not be able to fit it in the garage. When I went and saw this Venture 21 I thought it was perfect, 2 owners well maintained, a nice start!!! Anyways you guys have been very helpful in all your opinions on the Macgregor 25 and the Catalina 22, But I never asked you about the Venture 21... Give me your opinions, Lake Norman sailing mostly maybe up and down the ICW in the summer. this is my starter boat and if we fall head over heels in love with sailing I'm sure we will upgrade. But until then I think this is the perfect fit for us and only for $1200.00, Please let me know what you guys think and your experiences with a Venture 21. Ill post pics later!!!!!!!!! Thank you again for all your support and advice.